Category Archives: Scotland

Glengoyne Distillery

A common theme to our days out or trips away is there is usually a trip to a distillery included in our travels. This trip was no exception. This time it was a visit to Glengoyne distillery just north of … Continue reading

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North Coast 500 Day 1

We started in Inverness on a Monday morning in July. We headed west. Our first stop was Beauly. Beauly is only 20 minutes outside of Inverness. A nice stop to visit Beauly Priory. Beauly Priory is one of three priories … Continue reading

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Dalkeith Country Walk

Instead of going to the gym this afternoon I decided to take a walk in Dalkeith Country Park. The first place I visited was the orangery. This is a symmetrical dodecahedral conservatory with rich Jacobean detailing, on raised dais over … Continue reading

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Islay Day 4 – beach, distillery and home

Our last day on Islay. Due to the ferry changes we weren’t catching the ferry until 3.30pm instead of lunchtime. We decided to revisit the beach at Kilnaughton bay. Last time we had visited we spotted a church in the … Continue reading

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Islay Day 3 – Stone Circle, Distilleries and more ruins

Another hearty breakfast, car packed we headed off to look for the stone circle at Cultoon.   We parked and walked across a field as we couldn’t see another way to the stone circle. This was not the way to … Continue reading

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Islay Day 2 part 2 – beach, graveyard and sunset

After we finished at the distillery we headed south, this time the other side of the loch. We had a short stop in Bowmore for coffee and cake before heading to Port Ellen. A short walk in the harbour. Back … Continue reading

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Islay Day 2 Part 1 – ruins, rocks and distillery visit.

After a hearty breakfast we headed up to Finlaggan. A few miles to the south-west of Port Askaig on the island of Islay lies Loch Finlaggan, a place of great importance in Scottish history, In the loch are three islands, … Continue reading

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